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Constitutional amendment regarding census appears to pass; preliminary election results available

It appears as if Kansas has chosen to count military and college
students consistent with the rest of the country.

Preliminary results show that an amendment to the state’s constitution to count everyone according to the federal census, rather than giving them the option of being counted either at their campus or post or in their hometown has passed by a margin of roughly 60 percent to 40 percent.

The extra contact for those on post and at college was due to cost the
state an additional $835,000 in the 2020 census.

The additional contact was solely for the purpose of drawing Kansas
legislative districts. Congressional representation was already
determined by the federal number.

Final results will be certified by local election boards in the state’s 105 counties in the coming weeks.

Below are links to the preliminary final numbers.

Shawnee County election results

Results of statewide constitutional amendment from Kansas Secretary of State’s office

 

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